Mosier leads Pomeroys to national championship
The Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College softball team won its fourth consecutive United States Collegiate Association national title at the USCAA National Championships in LaGrange, Ga., April 28-30.
SMWC went into the seven team, double-elimination tourney as the No. 1 seed. The Pomeroys received a first-round bye and then defeated Robert Morris, 4-1. After all of the games on the second day of the event were rained out, SMWC defeated Northwest Christian of Salem, Ore., 1-0, in eight innings on a suicide squeeze.
Northwest Christian battled back to secure a spot in the championship against SMWC. However, the previous day’s rain delay had caused the game schedules to conflict with the team’s travel arrangements, forcing NC to forfeit the championship.
The Pomeroys brought home their fourth straight title and finished the season 29-9.
A key cog in the team’s success was sophomore pitcher Alisha Mosier, who graduated from Corydon Central in 2003.
After the Pomeroys lost their senior pitcher to an ACL tear early in the season, Mosier took over and marked a record of 17-4. She had 93 strikeouts and 32 walks in 120.2 innings, with only two errors, and an ERA of 1.62. She had eight shutouts and a pair of no-hitters in the spring season.
Mosier was USCAA Player of the Week in April and Terre Haute Exchange Club Player of the Week.
Mosier, who pitched every inning of the tournament, was named Academic All-American, All-American, All-Tournament Team, and Most Valuable Player of the National Tournament.